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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blackball \Black"ball`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackballed; p. pr. & vb. n. Blackballing.] 1. To vote against, by putting a black ball into a ballot box; to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black balls; to ostracize. [1913 Webster] He was blackballed at two clubs in succession. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking. [1913 Webster]